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SG fails to pass changes to campus-wide election voting system
February 14, 2018
After tense debate, Student Government failed to pass a bill that would have changed the way votes are counted in campus-wide elections from checked boxes to a ranking system.
SG passes legislation addressing University domestic abuse, sexual assault policies
February 14, 2018
Student Government passed two key pieces of legislation addressing the University’s domestic abuse and sexual assault policies and actions against pharmacy professor Richard Morrisett, who remains on staff after pleading guilty to charges of domestic abuse.
UT Student Government passes resolution to increase visibility of auto-graduation policies
February 8, 2018
Student Government passed a joint resolution Tuesday to increase the visibility of auto-graduation, a process that has caused confusion among students pursuing multiple degrees and other non-traditional tracks through the University.
SG proposes amendment to voting system for elections
February 6, 2018
The new system would "(eliminate) student concerns of “wasting” votes on “sure-thing” or “underdog” candidates."
SG discusses domestic, sexual abuse legislation, in light of pharmacy professor's continued employment
February 6, 2018
Student Government is working on two pieces of legislation concerning domestic and sexual abuse.
Graduate students rally for higher wages
February 2, 2018
Two dozen graduate student employees gathered on the West Mall Thursday to rally in favor of pay raises, improved pay schedules and tuition waivers that match tuition increases.
Student government fails to pass resolution on faculty standards
January 31, 2018
In the aftermath of the discovery that a UT professor pleaded guilty to one count of domestic violence and was accused of another, Student Government attempted to fast-track a bill that would hold professors to the same ethical code as students.
Faculty Council expresses concerns about professor productivity database
January 30, 2018
UT System contracts with the company Academic Analytics have sparked concerns among faculty members over how the University administration evaluates professors’ work.
SG seeks student input on senior class gift
January 24, 2018
Seniors received an email from Student Government yesterday with a survey gauging class interest in donating to a senior gift — something SG hopes will become a new Longhorn tradition.
Student Government works to increase civic engagement, voter turnout
January 24, 2018
The Student Government Assembly had its first meeting of the semester on Tuesday, when it passed a resolution establishing the UT at Austin Civic Advisory Board to increase civic engagement on campus.
UT-Austin alumna explores African heritage with clothing line
January 18, 2018
Instead of working in oil and gas, chemical engineering graduate Toyosi Shusi is debuting her own fashion line exclusively using fabrics imported from Africa.
UT alumni thriving with respect to competitors
January 17, 2018
UT graduates are thriving in comparison to graduates from national competitors, according to a study released in December by Gallup, Inc.
Track twins join ranks of the few black student athletes to graduate from UT electrical engineering
December 6, 2017
With graduation around the corner, Charles Anumnu tweeted that he and his twin brother, Carlton Anumnu, would be the first black student athletes to graduate from UT’s electrical engineering department.
EERC hosts first student-run event
December 3, 2017
The Engineering Education and Research Center had its first major social event on Friday night since its opening in August.
Free speech is threatened by left, FOX News pundit says at lecture
November 13, 2017
The left is stifling free speech in America by preventing political debates, said FOX News Contributor Guy Benson at an event for the College Republicans at Texas.
Students debate gun control in wake of mass shootings
November 7, 2017
In the wake of recent mass shootings in Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, Texas, students respectfully debated the divisive issue of gun control in Parlin Hall on Tuesday night.
NPR correspondent visits UT, says journalists should be wary of scientific findings
November 3, 2017
The vast majority of small scientific studies are not reproducible, said National Public Radio science desk correspondent Richard Harris to an auditorium of journalism students Thursday night.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage speaks on importance of American theater
October 25, 2017
Over 100 students and community members filled Rainey Hall on Tuesday to hear Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage speak
Student Government launches social entrepreneurship learning lab
October 19, 2017
Student Government accepted its first group of fellows this year for the Social Entrepreneurship Learning Lab, or SELL, Fellowship Program, an initiative that aims to give undergraduate students skills to solve social problems
Faculty members speak at special forum on hurricane crisis afflicting Puerto Rico, Caribbean
October 18, 2017
On Tuesday, Puerto Rican faculty members voiced frustration towards the lack of U.S. relief in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean following hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Football players speak out about #TakeaKnee protests
October 2, 2017
Boyer, a former Green Beret, told Kaepernick that he understood Kaepernick’s desire to protest police brutality towards African-Americans, but sitting down during the anthem bothered him — it could be viewed as disrespectful to members of the military.
McCombs has a 47 percent female enrollment rate, but finance is only 29 percent female
September 25, 2017
While the McCombs School of Business boasts a 47 percent female enrollment rate in its undergraduate program, only 29 percent of finance majors consists of women, according to fall 2017 data from the University.
Latino Pan-Hellenic Council showcases diversity in Greek life
September 12, 2017
The Latino Pan-Hellenic Council, LPHC, hosted its biannual showcase event Tuesday evening to show potential new members the values and traditions of its sororities and fraternities.
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